About our Kiwanis club
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!
For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.
Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
The Kiwanis Mission & Vision
Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects
Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.
|Funds at Foundation (est.)||$340K|
|Dixon Key Club||20 students|
|Dixon Middle Builders Club||15 students|
|Gifts and Grants||$27,190|
|Service Hours Donated|
Club Community Support
- College Scholarships ($12,000)
- Boys & Girls Home, Lake Waccamaw – Kiwanis Cottage ($1,200)
- Bridge Day Walk (Helping with Mental Health Resources) ($500)
- Carousel Center (Residential Home for Abused Children) ($500)
- Dixon High School Key Club ($500)
- Dixon Middle School Builders Club ($500)
- Historical Society of Topsail Island ($1,000)
- Key Leader Weekend Camp ($600)
- Kiwanis International and District Foundations ($990)
- Local Food Pantries ($3,900)
- Onslow County C.H.E.W. Backpack Food Program ($1,000)
- Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk ($1,000)
- Pender County Eduction Partnership Spelling Bee Fundraiser ($500)
- Pender County M.U.N.C.H. Backpack Food Program ($1,000)
- Surf City Middle School Builders Club ($500)
- Surf City Parks & Recreation Summer Camp ($1,500)
Our members come from communities on Topsail Island, NC, and the surrounding area. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.
Service Leadership Projects
|Surf City Middle School Builders Club|
|Dixon Middle School Builders Club|
|Dixon High School Key Club|
Local Service Projects
- Kiwanis Cottage Connection
- Led by Carrie Hewitt and Nicki Swafford to keep or connection strong with the Kiwanis Cottage at the Boys and Girls Home in Lake Waccamaw, NC. …read more
- Bridge Day Walk for Mental Health Awareness
- This annual walk raises money to directly help local community and individuals by supporting and educating the community on mental health awareness.
- Disaster Relief
- This effort started after Hurricane Florence ravaged our community in September, 2018. Cathi Litcher, chair, Daniel Belvins, Bill Horstmann, Larry Earle, and Kevn Eitel all had a hand in volunteering and coordinating our Club’s effort.
- Elementary School Reading Program
- This program organized by Les King is for volunteers to read with an elementary school student at Topsail, Surf City of Dixon elementary schools. You must complete the Kiwanis background prior to participation.
- Pender County Education Partnership
- Spelling Bee fundraiser is an annual event supported by the Club and led by Dave Stipe to raise funds for Mini-Grants for teachers in the Pender County Education System.
The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!
What is Kiwanis?
Here is a short video that explains what Kiwanis is.
Interested in learning more? Please contact us or apply to join our Kiwanis club